Charis Books announces move to Decatur

After 42 years as a fixture in Little Five Points, feminist bookstore Charis Books & More has announced it will move to Decatur in 2017.

Elizabeth Anderson, executive director of the bookstore’s nonprofit arm Charis Circle, said in an email that the new location is directly across from the Agnes Scott College campus at 184 South Candler Street in a freestanding, Victorian-style house.

Anderson said the home is larger than its current home, with space for daytime events, reading groups, and social gatherings, which will allow Charis to expand the scope of its current program offerings. The house will updated to be fully ADA accessible, has a back yard, a large, free parking lot, additional accessible parking spots and has closer access to MARTA trains and bus service.

“We will continue to be the Charis Books and Charis Circle you know and love: we will continue to be a home for independent and marginalized voices, and a popular education center for intersectional feminist justice,” Anderson wrote in the email. “We are working with an architect to make the space both functional and beautiful; a feminist gathering ground where we can plan and dream, celebrate and scheme, for the long haul.”

Charis Circle will be raising funds to help with the move and renovations to the new space in Decatur. How to make a donation and more information can be found at this link.

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